Court of Honor – Wednesday October 5, 2016

Hello Troop 349!

Please join us in celebrating our Scout’s achievements since our June Court of Honor on Wednesday October 5th, 2016!

Great Hollow Middle School

Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at 7:30pm


The ceremony is for all Troop 349 family members.  We will serving refreshments after the ceremony. We are asking our 349 families to help us by bring something for us all to share. Please use this sign up form to let us know what you are bringing. Thank you.

Court of Honor Refreshment Sign-up Sheet

September 11th Flag Setup and Campout Pick up at 8am

Campout pickup is at 8 at short beach. FFor those of you either not on the campout or can make it, flags set up is tomorrow at 8 at the storage unit. Thank you

Sept 2016 Canoe Campout Sept 10th – 11th

On Saturday, September 10th, the troop will meet at the Paul T. Given County Park and then canoe up the Nissequogue River. After arriving at Short Beach, the troop will camp overnight at Short Beach Town Park. Parents should plan to pick up their scouts on Sunday, September 11th at Short Beach. The troop will provide more details in the future.

Please complete this form if you plan to attend the Nissequogue River Canoe trip and camp out.
The cost per person is $20. Money will be collected at an upcoming meeting.


Sept 2016 Canoe Campout Sign-up Sheet

We land at Short Beach on the Smithtown Side. It is a Great Trip!

Canoe Map

Register for Troop Notifications on

Hello Troop 349!!!

Attached is a pdf to set up Remind Me.  Remind Me is a way to improve communication through texting.  How it works is some of the adults and I are the “teachers” and we can send out a text to anyone subscribed to this. If you need to  reply to the text message it goes directly to the “teachers” so myself and any adult who is a “teacher”.  However no reply is necessary and will not go to everyone.  This is not a group text.

RemindMe Instructions for bsa349

How to set it up is really easy and its free.  There are two ways and both are on the attachment.  One is to actually download the Remind Me  app, which is named Remind 101.  Then you make an account, then go to “join class” and then put in the class code @bsa349.  You should now be all set up.


The second way to join is to do it by texting. Text the number 81010, this is like a cell number, then in the message you enter the class code @bsa349.  Hit send and then wait a second and you should get a reply text message that says you have joined the class.


We would like both the scouts and the parents to join the class so everyone gets all of the important communications from the troop.  If you have any questions please text me at (631) 560-4170


Thank you

Tim Nagosky


Family Life Merit Badge (Eagle required)

I hope everyone is having a nice summer!

I will be holding a meeting for scouts who would like to start the Family Life merit badge. This badge can be complete in 3 months.


Date: Monday August 22, 2016

Time: 7pm-8:30

Place: 185 Alexander Avenue, Nesconset

Phone 631-979-5557 (h) 631-560-0478 (c)

Merit Badge Counselor: Kelly Pickow (Tom Keenan will provide 2 deep leadership)


I have attached a copy of the merit badge worksheets. I also have printed copies available.

Family Life Merit Badge Worksheet

In advance of the meeting, the scouts should:

  1. List of 5 chores or home duties they can perform for 90 days.
  2. Think about a project they can do at home (with their family) that will benefit their family.


Please let me know if you are interested.

Yours in scouting,



Come Follow Troop 349 on Twitter!!

Follow Us On Twitter!

For those of you who use Twitter, you can now follow the Troop’s announcements via Facebook! The Troop’s Twitter handle is @troop_349!

Vinny LaFrancesca Eagle Project-Sat July 23rd 9am – 3pm @ Holy Cross Church

Vinny LaFrancesca’s Eagle Project will be held tomorrow, Saturday July 23rd from 9am – 3pm at the Holly Cross Church. Please Dress appropriately and bring work gloves. Thank you.

First Year Hike

We had a great hike yesterday with our 1st Year Scouts! Even though we had a hiccup in our orienteering, the 1st years performed like champs! The boys are having a great time! Thank you Mr. Salas and Mr. Louis Villacci Jr. for all you do!

Facebook Post with pictures


Reminder: Dropping off Care Packages

Hi Troop 349 Parents,

     Just a reminder that care packages are to be dropped off no later than Tuesday July 12,2016 by 6:00pm at the Johnston’s house:

Johnston address: 8 Saint James Rd

Lake Grove NY 11755


Ode to a Trailer

Ode to a Trailer

Our Trust stead!

Our Trust stead!

Come, Come, do not be shy,

Yawgoog week is coming nigh,

We gather around the our trusty stead

To bring to Yawgoog all we need!

Our trusty vessel stands in wait,

ready to receive our belongings with open tailgate.

While she will creak and groan, she will not complain,

Because she knows her duty, to lead us on our summer campaign!

Come, Come do not be shy, Yawgoog week will fly right by,

With so many adventures we had,

We have no time to be sad.

Swimming, climbing, and trails to roam,

The Troop turns Yawgoog into its home!

Come, come do not cry, Yawgoog week has flown right by.

With tails of bravery and intrigue galore,

All to be regaled back on Long Island shore.

With stories to tell, and friendships made,

we can hardly believe that that we made the grade.

Farewell, farewell, old trusty friend,

I will see you in September to camp again!

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